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10 of the best UK hostels for adventures – and the rule of six

The Sill at Hadrian’s Wall, NorthumberlandThe YHA hostel at the National Landscape Discovery Centre opened in 2017 after an extensive project to replace the former, 80-year-old hostel. It’s a five-minute

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‘Parkrun saved my life’: how the weekly runs became a phenomenon – and are now coming back

On an overcast Saturday morning on 2 October 2004, 13 people got together in Bushy Park, south-west London, to go for a run. A 5km run. The organiser, Paul Sinton-Hewitt,

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How was lockdown living with my partner? So good I missed her when she went to the balcony

There is no method, only madness. A mug is stacked next to a bowl, which is next to a wooden cutting board, which, for goodness sake, should not even be

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Tree of the week: ‘I’m always afraid someone will cut down this lonely sycamore. It’s a relief just to see it’

Jennifer James has spent the past 25 years marvelling at the sycamore tree that survives all on its own on Fell End Clouds in the Yorkshire dales national park. “It

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Airbnb makes ‘power play’ in Dutch high court to retain right to ‘double fees’

Airbnb has launched a legal bid in the Netherlands to get a judge to ask the Dutch high court whether the company can charge fees to both holiday renters and

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Rachel Roddy’s recipe for mushroom risotto

Not because the angle of the sun has changed; nor because of a message from the leaves; nor even because the mushrooms were irresistible, but because it was on the

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Nigel Slater’s recipe for mussels with pak choi and chilli

The recipeClean and check 1kg of mussels. Roughly chop 6 thin spring onions. Warm 3 tbsp of groundnut oil in a large, deep pan then add the spring onions. Cook

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